|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Uncommon|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Uncommon|
|Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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Target player shuffles up to three target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library.
Draw a card.
When Gaea's Blessing is put into your graveyard from your library, shuffle your graveyard into your library.
Gaea's Blessing Discussion
2 days ago
Ok... So lets start with the obvious... You are a lands matters deck and you only have 36 lands... That's a problem. 39 at the bare minimum.
Next you have a lot of creatures and creatures aren't the best way to do land destruction or win in a lands matters deck.
Lastly I don't feel like you have a clear win con. I mean sure you can beat face with Terravore and Multani but against anyone with a decent deck that'll never connect. Might I suggest something like this? The Gitrog Monster + Seismic Assault + Dakmor Salvage and one eldrazi titan or Gaea's Blessing in the deck. You infinitely discard to SA and machine gun all players to death.
Anyways here are some cards I'd suggest cutting
- Centaur Vinecrasher
- Chainer, Nightmare Adept
- Charnelhoard Wurm
- Ob Nixilis, the fallen
- Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar/Terravore
- Turntimber Sower
- Wake Of Destruction
- Rhythym of the Wild
- Scute Mob
And not nessecarily a cut but an alternative, instead of Chromatic Lantern I'd suggest Prismatic Omen as you can do a lot of fun things with that like Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle , Carpet of Flowers , and lastly the 3 different types of Boil .
Any who let me know if you have any questions for why I suggested the cuts!
2 months ago
So Gaea's Blessing does the exact same thing as Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in the shuffle hulk piles except that it costs 2, not 10, so you can run Ad Nauseam and not just kill yourself. But if you're not running Ad Naus, both is good redundancy. But yeah, Gaea's Blessing forms the combo.
So just for clarity's sake (And I'm sure you know all of this) but the line for the deck is:
There's also a line you can get which is:
I have also seen people talk about including Cloud of Faeries in the deck in case you have any of the combo pieces in hand. Somebody was also talking about using Whirlpool Rider (instead of Grand Abolisher ) in the previous line to just reshuffle the pieces in.
As for Shrodinger's Cat - the line is:
Get Leonin Relic-Warder in the graveyard with Blood Artist / Zulaport Cutthroat in play and then either Animate Dead or Necromancy the cat. with the ETB trigger, off Warder, you can then exile the enchantment, sending kitty to the graveyard, which triggers the LTB ability which returns the enchantment to play, targetting kitty... I think you get the rest.
The nice thing about this package is that Necromancy is in the deck already, Animate Dead is an easy include and so you're really just adding Leonin Relic-Warder (which is still enchantment removal, especially with stacking triggers from something like Viscera Seer ). So for one extra card you have a backup combo which overlaps with the other cards.
2 months ago
I'm also interested why you've decided to run the traditional Dread Return line, as this combo is kind of negated by Kozilek, Butcher of Truth . Assuming uninteractive opponents it's not so back as you can keep milling as required with reshuffle, but this gets much messier if there are any responses.
3 months ago
wallisface thanks for the the input.
for the craterhoof behemoth problem, i was thinking of using Gaea's Blessing or Noxious Revival if it lands in the graveyard. some scrying would be nice to prevent me of drawing craterhoof. just put it on the bottom. and its propably wisest to play more than one craterhoof.
i put in Thragtusk so i could neoform something from Frogmite , but i am not against scrapping those if i need place for something else. thragtusk is just a good card for stalling the game, cause of the live gain and being able to block and "replace" itself upon dying.
24 lands is what i normaly play. i am looking into the manabase of other affinty decks to adjust and notice that most of them even run fewer lands than 20 i was hesitant to throw in Mox Opal s into the deck, because of the high cost, but since i realised that i could could create the ideal version of this deck tey are going in ;P
4 months ago
Hey K1ngMars! Thanks for getting back to me :)
Yeah, I can see what you mean about the tutelage - I considered taking it but left it in figuring having a second Psychic Corrosion-esque card would be better odds than just one haha! But thanks for confirming my suspicions and I've filled it with Hinder .
That sounds like a good idea because I did have some reservations about the mana rocks but I was tempted by how much mana they can generate haha. But very fair point. I've added the Vessel of Endless Rest to hit two birds with one stone.
That Havengul Lich fits perfectly with the theme! Didn't know about that one so thanks heaps! I took out the Altar of Dementia because it was the last remaining card that was going to only target a player. I personally didn't want to because it would be nice to sacrifice a creature and get value out of it before someone maybe board wipes/murders or I Damnation . I was tempted to take Mesmeric Orb out but I figured it was better value...
No Mercy looks much better than an expensive cmc creature so yeah that will fit better!
Haha yeah after I took on the first suggestions about exile I was tempted being that it made sense given the sort of graveyard shenanigans that can appear in EDH, but when it came down to it I didn't put any in for the same reason you mentioned so no stress there haha! I did however want to leave Bitter Ordeal just so that I can remove any Gaea's Blessing cards or similar ones in my friends library. One has mentioned he will include one so haha!
Thank you so much for your help on this and I'm glad to know that the changes I've made have made the deck useful and I couldn't have done it with out yours and everyone else's help!
4 months ago
Amazing suggestions LordBlackblade! I am so glad you said "ever-spicey" because you are so right about Grafdigger's Cage haha. I do have a friend that is considering putting a Gaea's Blessing into his deck when he heard I was doing mill so I think I will take on board all of the suggestions so far as they are all very heavily themed towards stopping cards like that. So, it makes sense to take that seriously and I'll make some changes.
Also, very interesting suggestion regarding the Relentless Rats - I never would have considered those as a mill tactic. I'll fiddle with a prototype changing in the rats.
4 months ago
I want to second what cdkime said about diversifying your strategy. One of my decks is a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck, and when there's a mill deck in my pod the victory is pretty much a given. I have two suggestions, one is pretty easy to implement, and the other requires considerably more alterations but from my experience can be quite powerful!
First, you could run Leyline of the Void to absolutely wreck graveyard decks. Add a few tutors, Demonic Tutor or Vampiric Tutor to increase the odds of getting it. It's obviously not perfect because it is just one card, but it helps massively against decks that would gain advantage from your milling. Other options in this vein include Relic of Progenitus , Tormod's Crypt , Nihil Spellbomb , and the ever-spicy Grafdigger's Cage .
The second strategy is to make your deck into a "hidden" theme deck utilizing Relentless Rats . One of the mill decks in my meta uses this strategy and more often than not, it works. With enough Relentless Rats out, they'll get pretty big butts that you can utilize with Phenax, God of Deception to mill your opponent out in one go. If that plan fails, or they're mill resistant ( Gaea's Blessing , Eldrazi Titans) you can just stomp their faces in with your rat army.
4 months ago
I love these decks of yours! Real “upvote now, read later” material.
The only thing I’m iffy about is the idea of playing AdNaus and Ulamog in the same deck. The ceiling of 11 damage is a huge threat. Sure, it’s just one card, but the stakes are great. But knowing you, I don’t think this will make you remove Naus :P
Also, what about Gaea's Blessing as a backup in case Ulamog gets exiled? I can see more shuffle effects making for more unwanted/dead shuffles though.
Gaea's Blessing occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.05%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%